June 18, 2000 |
I What is it about teaching reading that arouses such passions in Americans? Shall we have phonics or whole language or both? Why this debate should be so vehement in the political arena is not immediately obvious. Nor is it obvious why the issue is so important that George W. Bush, for example, has been running television ads prominently featuring phonics, as though it were a topic as central to the presidency as social security, taxation, trade with China or nuclear weapons.
October 14, 1997
International Remote Imaging Systems Inc. has been awarded a $485,000 two-year research grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The Chatsworth-based business will take part in a project to help develop more accurate computerized analysis of chromosomes for the study of inherited diseases. The company is a maker of urinalysis devices and imaging systems used in hospitals and clinical and genetic labs.
May 21, 1987
Providing new evidence that moderate exercise is good but too much may be unhealthy, researchers reported that highly trained male runners have a hormonal abnormality found in patients with depression and anorexia nervosa. The researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md.
August 5, 1997 |
Parents who put their babies in bed with them are not reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development said in the August issue of Pediatrics. The report said bed-sharing may increase the risk because softer ordinary beds may lead to stomach sleeping and suffocation.
November 10, 1996 |
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is offering a free booklet on Fragile X syndrome, the most common genetically inherited form of mental retardation. The gene that causes the syndrome was only discovered in 1991. The booklet contains information on the physical and behavioral characteristics of children with Fragile X, the types of mental and language disabilities that the children experience, and ways of dealing with these issues.
May 4, 1998 |
Research used to justify a return to a "back-to-basics" method of teaching U.S. children how to read is flawed, according to a study presented at a national reading conference in Orlando. The traditional phonics method teaches children to sound out words, as opposed to the so-called whole language approach in which children learn to identify words through their context in sentences or stories.